Six Mile Grove perform in the Radio Heartland studio

Six Mile Grove perform 'Not My Fault' from their 2019 album, 'Million Birds,' live at Radio Heartland. (Mary Mathis | MPR)
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  • Six Mile Grove - Not My Fault (Live at Radio Heartland) 04:19
  • Six Mile Grove - Early Morning Rain (Live at Radio Heartland) 04:05
  • Six Mile Grove - Patrol Cars (Live at Radio Heartland) 04:34

The southern Minnesota band Six Mile Grove recently celebrated 20 years together. The group, started by a couple of brothers in Lyle, Minn., released their seventh album, Million Birds, this past January and have had a busy summer with gigs all over the Midwest and at the Minnesota State Fair (on Aug. 26 and 27).

Brandon Sampson and his brother Brian started the band in high school with guitarist Barry Nelson, and they were joined a few years later by Dezi Wallace from nearby Austin, Minn. They added John Wheeler more recently on pedal steel. The focus of the group has always been original music, and the new album is all original. Their history also includes a tour with legendary guitarist Bob Wooten of Johnny Cash's band.

Six Mile Grove stopped into our studio this summer to play a few songs from the new record and to talk about two decades on and off the road.

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Songs Performed


"Not My Fault"
"Early Morning Rain"
"Patrol Cars"
All songs from Six Mile Grove's 2019 album, Million Birds, released on Renas Kitchen Music, LLC.

Personnel


Brandon Sampson - guitar, vocals
Brian Sampson - drums
Barry Nelson - guitar, vocals
Dezi Wallace - bass
John Wheeler - steel

Hosted and produced by Mike Pengra
Engineered by Michael DeMark
Visuals by Mary Mathis

External Link

Six Mile Grove - official site